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HVMS Update - 11/23/2020

Hello, HVMS Family!

Please take a few minutes to read through our newsletter to see what's going on at Hidden Valley Middle School. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Students, we hope you enjoy your time off later this week!


Hidden Valley Middle School


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Mr. Fudge's Retirement

Mr. Fudge has retired officially as of Friday, November 20. We will miss him greatly here at HVMS, but we wish him the best during his retirement! Mr. Fudge, thank you for all you have done for us here at Hidden Valley Middle School!

Joe Hafey will serve as the interim principal until a new principal is named. Mr. Hafey is a retired principal from Roanoke County Public Schools. He previously served as the principal at the Burton Center for Arts and Technology and was a long-time principal at Glenvar High School.

Make-Up Pictures

Group 1: Thursday, December 3 (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) at HVMS

Group 2: Friday, December 4 (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) at HVMS

Additionally, Lifetouch will host a make-up picture session at their studio from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7 for virtual students and anyone else who is interested. No appointment is necessary.

The address is:

3601 Thirlane Road Suite 3

Roanoke, VA 24019


Hidden Valley Middle News

We are very excited to announce that HVMS students have launched Eagle News with the support of Mr. Van Gerven! Students will watch the program during their first block classes when they are in the building, and students at home can tune in through the Eagle Corner in Blackboard using the following link at 8:20 a.m.: Hidden Valley Middle School News

Need to Speak with a Counselor?

Students, if you would like to speak with a counselor, please fill out the form below:

HVM Counselor Request Form

A counselor will contact you by the end of the next school day. If you are concerned about a classmate or school safety, you may call or text SpeakUp at 540-595-0706 or email speakup@student.rcps.us.

The Counselor Request Form is not set up to provide crisis intervention services outside of school hours. If you are having an emergency outside of school hours, please go to your local Emergency Room, call Respond at (540) 776-1100, or call CONNECT at (540) 981-8181 to reach a crisis counselor.


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SOAR Card Recipients

Students can receive SOAR cards at HVMS by meeting our school-wide expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Our entire matrix of school-wide expectations is posted to the right. This year, we will be distributing SOAR cards to both hybrid and remote students by email, and recipients will be entered into monthly drawings for prizes. The following students have received SOAR cards since our last newsletter:

6th Grade:

Angelina Booan

Patrick Doyle

Chase Getz

Olivia Lovern

Anthony Martinez

Anika Parashar

Casen Robinson

Elijah Saunders

Sydney Semones

Henry Spence

Ella Westerhold

7th Grade:

David Faltas

Isaac McMahon

Macy McQuade

Cooper Polakowski

8th Grade:

Jonathan Bostic

Evie Corbett

Meredith Crawley

Zavion Ervin

Brandon Koelsch

Tia Madhoun

Cameron Overfelt

Henry Smith

Bryanna Snowden


Art with Ms. Wilson

Art students in grades 6-8 created the following projects. We have some very talented students here at Hidden Valley Middle!


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Technology Support

We ask that parents and students direct their technical support requests to hvmtechsupport@rcps.us. This email account is intended to serve our students who are either online only or off campus when the request is sent. Students attending school should notify their teachers of any technical issues so that we may resolve those problems at school.

Please keep in mind that our IT support staff works regular school hours and that requests made after hours or during the weekend will not be addressed until those hours of operation.


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Virtual Eagle Advisory - Upcoming Dates

Please encourage your students to log in to their Blackboard accounts and follow their student advisors' instructions for checking in for a Virtual Eagle Advisory session on Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Here is a list of upcoming Eagle Advisory sessions:

Wednesday, December 2 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, 11/24:

Interim midpoint

Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27:

Schools closed: Thanksgiving

Monday 12/21 through Friday, 1/1:

Schools closed: Winter Break


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Holiday Celebrations

Please click here for recommendations from the CDC regarding celebrating holidays this year.

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RCPS Return-to-Play

Roanoke County Public Schools has released more guidance on how sports will proceed this year. Please read through the "RCPS Return to Play Guidance" for more information regarding all safety measures that are in place and the metrics that will be used to determine when it is safe to compete.


Mental Health During COVID-19

Please click here for more information regarding children's mental health during COVID-19 provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

United Way

The United Way has resources available for individuals needing support during COVID-19. Please click here to access resources in relation to healthcare, mental health, food, childcare, housing, employment, and more.


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